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Re: Memantine. hmm whats going on? rod

Posted by SLS on January 16, 2004, at 9:55:13

In reply to Re: Memantine. hmm whats going on?, posted by rod on January 16, 2004, at 9:23:25

Dear Roland,

Thanks for posting your experience with memantine. I am extremely disappointed that you have had such a bad time with it. I was hoping to try it myself.

- Scott

> > Its now my 6th day on Memantine 5mg. All I can say by now is that it makes me worse.> >
> > thanks for reading
> >
> > Roland Wow, great (ironic). Drugs wich accelerate nmda activity as well those which block it make me worse. hmm, what schould I believe in now?
> > I feel like if I were taking Rivastigmine (Exelon) which also induced significant hypersalivation (I have that now) and depression with me. Isnt there a dpamine acetylcholine balance (thats why cholinergics a depressiogenic according to a theory). And schouldnt Memantine faciliate the release of dopamine? But why do I have the symptoms of just the opposite? hmm, thats crap.
> > Yesterday I didnt take it in the morning, but totally got maniac and had outbursts of rage, until I have taken it in the afternoon. this totally stopped it and made me depressed again.
> > I really think about quiting it, even if 6 days were no fair trial. Im embarassed. I expected it to be the "ultima ratio", but...
> > Anyone has an opinion about this/whats going on?

> >
> > PS: did I mention before, I hate my life
> I decided to quit that drug. Yesterday I saw bright colors everywhere, the house next to me was glooming in bright blue (its normally white). I dont want to get psychotic on that stuff. Hallucinations is a frequent side effect of Memantine. Furthermore, my chance to get Memantine on a regular basis, is very low. My insurance will never cover the costs if I dont have severe Alzheimer. Maybe i could get samples all the time, but thats not for sure. I wish others luck with this drug.
> greetings
> Roland




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